Professor Aims To Show The Most Comprehensive Machine Learning Analysis of Health and Social Care in Scotland Ever!


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Professor Bill Buchanan has been developing computer models which analysis billions and billions of interactions within health and social, and then fits machine learning models to these.

His talk on Wednesday at Data in Health and Social Care conference will present the models which are the best fit and which predict things like life expectancy with an error of less than 5%, and then outlines the factors which best fit.

He has previous shown how linear regression can be used to predict trends, but this talk will show hope computers can learn complex interactions in health and social care, and should be a world first in providing the most extensive analysis of health and social care in Scotland.

In the talk he will propose questions such as:

  • "How can we best predict Male Life Expectancy?"
  • "What the key factors to predict cancer rates?"
  • "How can we predict school attendance rates?"
  • "How do we predict home care needs?

Details of the conference are here:

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William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
+44 131 455 2759
The way healthcare is delivered changes rapidly. The reasons are demographic and societal changes, austerity and rapid progressive technologies. Care models are shifting from specialist oriented hospital based to distributed, patient centred care.